This past week it’s been all about squares around here. Maybe my crochet subconscious is getting excited about International Granny Square Day next month? 😁
First up, I returned to the 2014 Look at What I Made Block a Week CAL, which I started way back in 2015. After seven blocks I lost momentum and as there are over forty blocks in total, returning to it got a bit daunting! Dipping my toe back in with Popcorn Parade by Melinda Millar. I’m encouraged to note that my skills have improved a lot over the last couple of years, and it worked up really quickly.
I’ve also finished all the Willow squares for my latest baby blanket, twenty in all. Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of this pattern (from the excellent 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton). I weaved as I went – lesson learned! – and it was so great to be able to just get stuck in to the joining! Hope to finish up within the week.
Finally, yesterday I designed my own granny square! I’m so drawn to create my own designs and always have ideas roaming my mind, but I tend to overthink and wait, then wait some more. This time, I just grabbed my hook on impulse and this is what happened. So chuffed with it! Will write up the pattern in the week and share. It’s called ‘Winter in the Glen’ as I was just back from a walk in the village with my daughters and my original colours were inspired by it (we went for ice cream ahhhh too funny in winter – as a relatively recent Scottish immigrant I still find subtropical winters a huge novelty and delight!). I then worked through my notes in rainbow hues and it made me smile. Crochet makes me very happy 😊
One last thing – what is the difference between a ‘block’ and a ‘granny square’? Is it just the size or is there some more precise definition of each? I must research in preparation for the big day next month 😀 Do you have plans for International Granny Square Day?